OAI-PMH

Introduction

You can now harvest data from Copac using our OAI-PMH interface.

"The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) is a low-barrier mechanism for repository interoperability. Data Providers are repositories that expose structured metadata via OAI-PMH. Service Providers then make OAI-PMH service requests to harvest that metadata. OAI-PMH is a set of six verbs or services that are invoked within HTTP."

We are using Protocol Version 2.0 available from the Open Archives web site at: http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/openarchivesprotocol.html

Access details

The Copac OAI-PMH interface is available at: http://copac.jisc.ac.uk/oai-pmh.

'Identify' allows you to retrieve information about Copac and our OAI-PMH service. The Identify URL is: http://copac.jisc.ac.uk/oai-pmh?verb=Identify.

The following sets are currently available. We are happy to introduce new sets so if you would like to be able to harvest Copac data in other ways get in touch with us at the Copac helpdesk help.copac@jisc.ac.uk to discuss your requirements.

Copac OAI-PMH sets
Set Meaning
Music Music scores
Sound Sound recordings
Images Moving or still image
Maps Cartographic material